Marie from drizzleandhurricanebooks invited to join this ARC tour ! Thank you so much sweetie ! Also, huge thanks to the author who provided us a copy of her book !
The book will be released on May 15th which means … tomorrow !
All Of This Is True
Author : Lygia Day Peñaflor
Genres : Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication : May 15th 2018 by HarperTeen
Synopsis : Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.
Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe that she got used for a book.
Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was. She desperately wanted Fatima Ro to see that, and she saw her chance when Fatima asked the girls to be transparent with her. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima learned Jonah’s secret. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagined. . . .
I really enjoyed this book ! It was such a unique read, I’ve never read anything like this ! We follow a bunch of teenagers living a sort of dream : they get to interact with their favorite author and become close friends with her !
This book is INSANE ! First, it’s pretty amazing because the story is told from different points of view. The story is told through Jounal entries, e mails, interviews and book excerpts.
It made it so easy to fly through this book ! It’s so original, really !
If you knew these kids the way you claim to have known them, then you should’ve realized that when they admire you there’s a responsibility in that.
Now for the story … The topic is not an easy one, far from it. At some point, I felt uncomfortable. It makes you question what you believe.
It talks about so many interesting topics. First, about the unhealthy fascination around Fatima Ro.
I mean, I get it, it musts be nice to become friend with someone you admire. I also admire my friends for many reasons. But the other way around, I truly think it can be dangerous. The friendship can only be biased. There is a limit that shouldn’t be crossed and they clearly did !
Another thing that disturbed me is how Fatima used these kids, making them her little puppets to creater the story of her next book. She is so manipulative !
There’s also the issue of what Jonah did. It’s awful and disgusting !! But people can change, at least I hope so !
You can’t hug a lion and be surprised when it bites you.
I have to be honest with you guys. I was totally hooked by the book, yeah, because the story was totally gripping. But I guessed every plot twist or revelation.
I wished we had Fatima’s point of view, at least toward the end of the book. It would have been enlightening to get why she acted that way !
The ending kind of disappointed me, Fatima decided to twist it in her book. In my opinion, it’s her way to make penance but it’s not that easy, girl !
Overall I really enjoyed this book ! Trigger warning though : there’s violence and abuse in it. I totally recommend this book though !